The Persian Garden

Read on to learn about the key features of Persian gardens and the influence they have had on Europe and beyond.

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Great British Artists: JMW Turner

Regarded as a national treasure, Joseph Mallord William Turner was denounced as much as he was lauded during his lifetime. Read on to learn more of this...

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A Short History of the English Garden

Read on to learn the fascinating history of English gardens from the Tudors to the Victorians, there have been a lot of past influences that have left its mark...

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The Food of Portugal

Portugal can be enjoyed in so many ways: the tourism, the nature and the food. They have amazing food! There are endless regional dishes to choose from.

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The Food of Japan

Japanese cuisine has an outstanding reputation of combining amazing flavours and is world renowned for its food. Read on to learn more about their unique...

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Getting Ready for the Saturday Night Market, Dennis Sylvester Hurd, Flickr Creative Commons

The Food of Malaysia

Traditional Malay cuisine is a melting pot of a variety of neighbouring influences, but the overriding feature is spicy, flavourful dishes that incorporate a...

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Window showing the Nativity Scene above the altar of the Church of St. Catherine, this is the church where the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem celebrates Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

What Day is Christmas Day?

Differing calendars among Christianity’s various faiths and sects means Christmas Day isn’t always celebrated on the same day... or even month! Here are...

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Christmas Decorations in Stockholm, Pilot Productions

Season’s Greetings: A Short History of...

Today's Christmas is essentially a very fine amalgamation of hundreds of years worth of jubilant and extravagant traditions from all over the Christian world!

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Festival of Lights, Robert Couse-Baker, Flickr Creative Commons

Season’s Greetings: A Short History of...

Hanukkah has exploded into a major commercial phenomenon, largely because it falls near or overlaps with Christmas. From a religious perspective, however, it...

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Vietnam Market

The Food of Vietnam

Vietnamese food relies on fresh ingredients, and a plethora of herbs and vegetables. It is naturally low in sugar, free of additives and almost always...

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